Monthly Archives: January 2017

Setting a tone: gratitude and thankfulness

Today’s post is about setting a tone of gratitude and thankfulness in your home. First, let’s start with a reflection: What are the top 3 things you complain about? Are these things that only exist as a consequence of living in a country where you, by definition, are in the top 10% of wealthiest people in the world? Is there anything you can do to change any of those things? If you want me to be conservative, let me suggest that if you are reading Continue reading →

Book Review: Baa! Oink! Moo! God Made the Animals

I received this book from the publisher to review. I did not receive any additional compensation for my review, and all opinions are my own, and are an honest assessment of my views on the book. Baa! Oink! Moo! God made the Animals written by Rhonda Gowler Greene and illustrated by David Walker is board book designed for 0-5 years of age. The book feels weighty in the hand and may actually be a little unwieldy in the hands of a toddler. I am a Continue reading →

Book Review: I’m going to give you a Bear Hug

I received this book from the publisher to review. I did not receive any additional compensation for my review, and all opinions are my own, and are an honest assessment of my views on the book. “I’m going to give you a Bear Hug” by Caroline B. Clooney and illustrated by Tim Warnes is designed for children aged 1-6, offering an opportunity for parent and child interaction while also enabling children to wind down and be readied for sleep. Published by Zonderkidz in 2016, it Continue reading →

Molasses Cookies

These are one of those classic recipes. I haven’t tried to make these Gluten free yet, but sometimes you just have to make a couple of quick batches of these. This is one of those recipes handed from friend to friend. This was given to me by my lovely friend Jill, who lives in the thumb of the mitten that is Michigan. It’s a beautiful part of the world, and these are very tasty. _______________________________ Molasses Cookies What you’ll need 1 c sugar 3/4 cup Continue reading →

Some homes are for a season

We’ve moving again. As the title says, some homes are for a season. In this case that season is Fall (Autumn) and Winter. We’re only moving a little way – about 15 miles – to military housing that was not available when we arrived here last August. But, because we just moved we are pretty exhausted by the thought of moving again within 6 months, even it is in the same city. So, we’re purging again, which is kind of our pre-PCS go to, and Continue reading →